Saturday, February 13, 2016

What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? Book Review

I received a copy of this book for free in return for my review.  I was not required to give a positive review.  All opinions are my own!


If your kids are anything like mine, they are constantly being creative.  My kids absolutely love to come up with new ideas, whether it is a new recipe, or a new way of doing something.

This past summer Emma heard the word "entrepreneur" and wanted to know what it meant.  Matt and I described it to her as coming up with her own business.  She was immediately on board.  Of course I knew there was more to it than that, but I wasn't exactly sure how to explain it to her.

When I had the opportunity to read What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur? I knew that it would be the perfect book to explain to my 7 and 5 year old children what an entrepreneur is.

They really enjoyed the story of Rae figuring out a solution to an ice-cream and doggie mishap!

I loved that the book showed how creative thinking can find a solution to a problem, and it got my kids thinking about other ways they may be able to help.

About the book:

When Rae witnesses an ice cream-and-doggie mishap, she’s inspired to create a big-scale solution to help get dogs clean. Rae draws on her determination, resilience, and courage until she—and everyone else in her community—learns just what it means to be an entrepreneur. Book six in the award-winning What Does It Mean To Be …?® series, What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur?

Overall, this was a great, colorful book, which definitely appealed to my children.  I think that any child would enjoy learning more about what it means to be an entrepreneur.  It certainly got my kids thinking about what problems they can find solutions to!

Author Bio:

Rana DiOrio has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s media. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction and children’s literature, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, present, and safe. She lives in San Francisco, California with her three Little Pickles.


Emma D. Dryden lives in the home in which she grew up in New York City, where she was raised by entrepreneurs. Her father was a self-employed actor and her mother a self-employed writer/researcher. A longtime children’s book editor and publisher, Emma spent over twenty years working at a large publishing company before starting her own children’s book editorial and publishing consultancy firm, drydenbks LLC, in 2010. Books Emma has edited have won numerous awards, she’s an Advisory Board member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and she speaks extensively on the art and craft of writing for children. Her blog, “Our Stories, Ourselves”, explores the connections between the human experience and the writing experience, and What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? is her debut picture book.

Visit Emma at www.drydenbks.com

17 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to have this book on hand! What a great teaching tool for my family and for other young kids who have that spark of entrepreneurship! Thanks for the recommendation!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This book sounds interesting. I would love to have this book.

    ReplyDelete
  3. My 11 year old has been saying that he wants to own his own business one day. This would be great for him to read. He's autistic so something simple that explains it in kid lingo is just what he needs.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would love to read this book. It's a great way to show young family members what it's like, a great start up!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sounds interesting. I think my almost 13 year old would love this as he is always talking about how hes going to be an Entrepreneur. He's going to do this and do that. I think it's great. - jeanine

    ReplyDelete
  6. This books sounds really interesting. My nephew would be interested in reading it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a great read. I think this is great for anyone looking to start their own business.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This makes a change from the snore-fest that young children's books can be. I like that it promotes adult skills and shows children the best way to create a solution.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great review! I need to buy this for my son one day!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great book review. I'll add it to my growing to-read list that I'll start on after yoga teacher training is done in July.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This sounds like an informational and inspirationak book! I bet it gets a lot of kid's creativity flowing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This sounds like a wonderful book. I can't wait to check it out at the library.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. I think this title challenges readers, young and young at heart, to seek creative solutions to everyday problems.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This sounds like a great book. It's always fun to see someones creativity in solving a problem.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love that this book introduces kids to the world of entrepreneurship. It's a great way to help them think outside of the box when it comes to career choices!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This looks like a great book, especially for kids. I bet it would really get their wheels turning on what to do with their lives :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ooooo this book looks like it's a fantastic read! I will have to check it out for my self! Thanks for the recommendation

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from my readers and try to respond to all comments either here or through e-mail. Thank you for taking the time to comment!